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Danaher Corporation Production Assembly Technician III in Philomath, Oregon

Department: Production Schedule: Full-time FLSA Status: Non-Exempt EEO-1 Class: Operative Purpose of Position: Use a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, jigs, test equipment and work instructions to perform a series of operations to correctly assemble and/or test instruments or subassemblies. Perform a variety of complex assemblyrelated tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Production Assembly Technician III’s are expected to share expertise and serve as mentors to other assembly technicians and have a high degree of understanding of complex processes and or highly skilled in working with a broad range of products. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location): 

o Perform pre-assembly quality check on all components

o Follow detailed assembly instructions in a variety of formats (i.e, drawings, schematics, bills of material, internal procedures or some combination thereof), and report work completed on a daily basis

o Perform quality checks on completed assemblies, as needed o Understand and meet quality and delivery requirements, and understands how duties relate to others in the department

o Recognize and report problems with quality, processes, equipment or materials to Production Lead, Supervisor or Operations Manager

o Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing best practices

o Participate in Kaizen events

o Work off-shift, as needed, to support department, meet deadlines or to maximize up-time on machinery/processes 

o Understand how department relates to others in the company; has a broad understanding of how Operations groups fit together 

o Provide hands-on job function training to coworkers as needed, and act as an informal resource 

o Work independently with limited supervision

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: checking parts availability, cross-training, collecting data and information either from individuals or from a group, participating in daily organizational meetings, and/or participating in walk-arounds, and/or acting as a back-up Lead.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 

  • 5+ years of related work experience 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Ability to learn new computer software programs 

  • Excellent electro-mechanical skills (soldering, proper wire stripping and crimping techniques) 

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Basic knowledge of necessary instruments and tools

  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics, bills of materials, and/or internal procedures in English 

  • Ability to suggest and/or make technical improvements to internal processes and documents 

  • Ability to effectively present information to Leads, Supervisors and Managers in English 

  • Ability to respond to uncommon inquiries or issues

  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw logical conclusions, and suggest meaningful steps forward 

  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms, and suggest or make improvements to those forms 

  • Ability to recognize and solve atypical or infrequently occurring problems, in addition to typical troubleshooting

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must have sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to assess, manipulate, and assemble work, which may include small components with a fine level of detail. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 150 pounds with assistance and up to 65 pounds without assistance, and/or frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: Manufacturing The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of the job described. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review. Sea-Bird Electronics and WET Labs are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .